Wallace Earl Pitt
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Wallace Earl Pitt, age 73, of Bridgeland, our loving husband, father, grandfather and "bompa" passed away July 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born February 21, 1939 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the second child and first son of Ernest and Vida Asay Pitt. He spent his childhood in the Big Horn Basin, and grew up in Lovell, Wyoming. He loved the Big Horn Mountains and the Big Horn River. He loved fishing and hunting with his Uncle Orv Asay, he would spend his summers working odd jobs for the neighbors hauling hay, herding sheep, yard work or whatever he could to help his mother support his six siblings. He graduated from Lovell High School in 1957, and then attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. In 1962 he became a core driller for the government drilling dam sites in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings through the years.
He married Donna Ann Stansfield September 3, 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
He worked for many years in the oil field, working for various drilling companies, as a driller, floor hand and mud hand. He worked summers for Burdick Paving and retired from the Duchesne County Road Department as an equipment operator at the landfill. He was a "jack of all trades" and loved to build and work on things. For several years he and his son, Carmen owned a business - W&C Gun and Small Engine Repair, and he worked on farm equipment and vehicles. He loved hunting with his family, reloaded his own bullets, had one of the best gardens around, and was known for the big rope and iron swings he built in the yard for family and friends. He enjoyed taking the family on trips into the mountains and his favorite trips were to Yellowstone.
He is survived by his loving companion, Donna, of Bridgeland, sons and daughters, Carmen (Linda) Pitt, Fruita, CO; Tammy (Ed) Freston, Myton; LaReta (Lynn) Summarell, Bridgeland; and Wallace (Judy) Dunsmore, Arcadia; grandchildren, Tina Byrge, Jason, Tiffanee, & Jessie Freston, Michael, Aaron, Ben, Ammon & Rachel Dunsmore, Shelby, Tara & Ty Summarell, Carmen Jr, Wallace & Carinda Pitt, Ashley Lefler; great grandchildren, Lacie, Austin, Mark, Casey, McLane, Shaydon, Stetson, Jemmey Kayzlee, Peter, Sarah, and Jason and great great grandson, Braynson.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Vida Pitt, parents-in-law, Reed & Lois Stansfield, grandson, Jeremy Summarell, great grandsons, Heston Summarell and Shaun Dunsmore, and two of his favorite uncles, Orvin and Carmen Asay.
"Dad didn't want any fancy shindig, so as per his request, he has been cremated and his remains will be buried with mom at a later time. We would like to thank his special hospice nurses Roe McDonald and Sandy Lamb for their time and great care while taking care of dad. We could not have asked for better people. Dad life is complete - Well done thou good and faithful servant - Well Done!"
A memorial service and visitation will be held Thursday evening, July 26, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Hullinger Mortuary.